Bessemer police kickoff fan giveaway for the elderly

BESSEMER, Ala. (WIAT) — As the summer heat ramps up, many senior citizens are having to suffer through it without fans or air conditioning. The Bessemer Police Department is providing some relief this summer by donating fans to those in need.

Beginning Wednesday, the department is donating fans to those who are in critical need of cooling down their home. To qualify you must be at least 60 years of age, live in Bessemer and live in a home without fans or air conditioning.

To apply, call Edith Perez with the Crime Prevention Unit at (205) 426-4456 or Sharon Woods with the Emergency Operations Center at (205) 428-9982.


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